Monday, June 19, 2017

Sew30SewFun check-in =)

 
 
We are a little over half way through the month. =).  How are your projects coming along?
Do you feel you've been putting just a bit more focus on sewing? ...even if you aren't able to get in 30 minutes EVERY day?  Do you think a bit more about a certain project?  Or are you just wanting to get more sewing time in...no matter the project?  =) 

This is what I concentrated on this last week.  =D

I wanted to angle the seams on the binding so that they wouldn't show as much on the quilt.

My Babylock sewing machine as an integrated
laser light.  It's awesome for diagonal sewing!
 
 


I always struggle with overthinking when it comes to scrappy and a lot of times with my borders too!
It makes a project take WAY longer than it should take because I get bottlenecked with decisions.  I tried about 6 other borders before coming up with the one below.  But.... in the end...

 
...I felt that the very plain, simple one below suited the quilt better.  And, it let the Clams be the focus.  So, the print will be part of the backing.  



Do you have a hard time with fabric choices in your quilts? I use the one of those color value tools (available for purchase and info HERE).  These DO help.  But that OVER thinking minion in my brain haggles with me still!  LOL
 
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I also worked a little on cutting out pieces for my Delilah quilt (more info and where I'm taking the class HERE).  Our Teacher, Kristin Barrus is AWESOME!! 

 
 
I've decided to piece my block by hand.  And, I needed a GOOD/ACCURATE stitching line.  I've opted to use the outside of the templates as my stitching line.  Then, I cut approximately 1/4" on the outside of my drawn lines.  In the picture above, you can see that I draw the lines with my fabric on top of the sandpaper board by Sue Daley. 

 
Most of the points will need to be drawn as intersections because these templates have corners trimmed for machine piecing.  My blocks will all be a little bigger.  But, they will fit if I sew accurately.  I will also be using silk thread for the hand sewing.  =)
 
 
**The cyber jar is up to $20
for giveaway at end of month. 
But, I'm sure it will hold more before then!
For more info go HERE
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7 comments:

Kathy S. said...

The bunnies are so cute! I'm still sewing along every day. I post them all to Instagram (Snider9505).

STH said...

Love your quilts! I'm hanging in there, too, and the challenge pops up in my head and reminds me if I forget. I finished a top yesterday for my vacation and am now working on another.

kc said...

Love the bunnies, and you're right, the simple border puts the focus on the clams! Truth be told, we went camping, starting Wed morning...and I knew we wouldn't have time for sewing, so I didn't even bring any this trip. We hiked and walked the beach, visited old friends and picked up litter, but sadly, no sewing. Until we got home today! Once the camper was parked and unpacked, the Sewing machine was plugged in and humming once more!

kc said...

Love the bunnies, and you're right, the simple border puts the focus on the clams! Truth be told, we went camping, starting Wed morning...and I knew we wouldn't have time for sewing, so I didn't even bring any this trip. We hiked and walked the beach, visited old friends and picked up litter, but sadly, no sewing. Until we got home today! Once the camper was parked and unpacked, the Sewing machine was plugged in and humming once more!

edith csokmay said...

Seems I've missed a few check in dates. Not sure how I accomplished that, guess I've just been too busy sewing :) LOL. Which I have. I finally finished my quilt from May and began another the first week of June. It's about half finished.

Thank you again for hostessing. This is a great challenge. I have 19 days in June under my belt - yup, every single day :) I am having a great time.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm in a blog hop in July, so, I've been peddle to the metal in my sewing room. Yesterday I spent the day stitching with friends at a LQS. Now I need to head up to my sewing room, and start on a couple of aprons. The few days that I haven't stitched, I've been working with my sewing machines (trying to start cataloging them). It's still sewing 'related'.

Moira said...

I've definitely been getting more stitched up and if not finished projects are at least moving along! I've sewn most, if not all days, and have made enough projects on stuff that I'd been doing that I've been able to start a few new things in an effort to work with some of the scraps in my stash. =)